Geoffrey Canada does an excellent job of bringing his readers to the streets of the South Bronx and making them understand the culture and code of growing up in a poor, New York City neighborhood in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In his book, Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun, Canada details, through his own childhood experiences, the progression of violence in poverty plagued neighborhoods across America over the last 50 years. From learning to be “brave” by being forced to fight his best friend on a sidewalk at six-years-old, to staring down an enraged, knife wielding, “outsider” with nothing to defend himself but nerve, Canada explains the nightmare of fear that tens of thousands of children live through every day growing up in poor neighborhoods. The book
1.) After reading New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing I found most interesting that half the time Conover is in danger and scared for his life. But he must learn how to deal with the inmates and survive the spine-chilling conditions. With the United States prison population reaching a record high of over two million inmates, the system was in a crisis. It was more likely for an African American in California to go to prison rather than attending a state university.
M’Ling on the other hand, lived on the compound and is treated as though he is Montgomery’s servant. His language skills did not result in him having a higher position within the community, instead he serves and obeys Montgomery, without protest, even though sometimes he is mistreated by Montgomery. When he was hit and insulted at the beginning of the novel by the other sailors of the Ipecahuanha he did not attempt to fight back or hurt them in any
In a summary written in the article “The Perils of Obedience” (Milgram 1974), states: “The legal aspects of obedience are of enormous import, but they say very little about how most people behave in concrete situations.” The experiment set up at Yale University was to measure how much pain an ordinary citizen would mete out onto another person just because an authoritative direction or instruction to do so was given. The extreme willingness of adults to go to almost any lengths on the command of an authority constitutes the chief finding of the study and the fact most urgently demanding explanation.” Agency theory says that people “will obey an authority when they believe that the authority will take responsibility for the consequences of their actions.” This idea is reinforced by some characteristics of Milgram’s evidence in his
The word nigger was first created by the Spanish and Portuguese meaning black. It was mainly used in the mid-twenties to victimize all black people by the whites to show that blacks were their slaves and they were inferior. Because of this, the black people still gets called “niggers” as a term to discriminate them. Even though the word nigger is offensive language, texts that contain this word should still be thought to high school students. Some reasons why suggest this is because high school students are also called young adults, which means that they are more mature than younger kids and those who know what the word nigger means will not go out and call the dark skinned people by that term.
The applicants then go into the FBI academy; the FBI academy according, to the (FBI.gov,2016) website is an important mission, this mean that each special agent must have the knowledge, skills, commitment to become an FBI agent. The academy takes the new agents and trains them very skillfully and faithfully, but to all the agents that cannot handle it they would be sent home. The basic of the academy is that it is eight hundred hours, that includes a variety of web-based courses, and four major test: which are academics, case exercises, firearms training, and operational skills. After applicant either pass or fail the academy, the one who pass would go on and graduate their program to become the newest agents of the FBI (T.Ackerman
High school citizenship can tell a lot about a person. Citizenship for me was really good. I have not got into any trouble during my four years. I have no calls home, steps and referrals during the four years. I always stayed focused on school because I know that it is very important.
According to the article, “Why Police Kill Black Males”, Gilbert and Rashan state, “The criminalization of black males has a long history in the USA, which has resulted in an increase in policing behaviors by legal authorities” (Gilbert and Rashan). They also assert that black males in America have been stereotyped as violent criminals, felons, drug dealers and sexual predators (Gilbert and Rashan). Even more striking is the claim by Matthew Hughley in his article which appeared in Critical Sociology, that the criminal justice system has evolved the ideology that blacks have an inherent predisposition to commit crime (Hughey 857). Sadly, black males are perceived as threats even when they are unarmed. Hughey supports this assertion when he states, “Black Americans who are fatally shot by police are, in fact, less likely to be posing an imminent lethal threat to the officers at the moment they are killed than white Americans fatally shot by police” (Hughey 859).
He never really felt targeted here nor felt any racial slurs from his peers. For me, that was surprising. After the experience, my true thoughts were everywhere. I realized that though Josue was not dealing oppression deeply here on campus, he was dealing with oppression and targeting from the American Society from figureheads such as Donald Trump. Throughout this conversation with Josue Figueroa, I thought deeply about myself, my values, and how I can contribute to dealing with oppression.
They are a law enforcement agency that only have jurisdiction over the hospital and they are called, “Special Police.” I interviewed several of the officers and they said they really don’t have a written policy on tattoos and body modifications. They all said they are allowed to display tattoos or body piercings as long as they are not offensive. So, I asked myself the question, “Who determines if these are offensive?” I think that depends on society and who is viewing that tattoo or body modification. These law enforcement officer are in contact with the same type of people in society that we are. I feel that the public looks highly upon us because of the way we dress, the command presence and the professionalism that we convey.